Dr. Ajmo and our friendly staff at PGA Dentistry understand that each and every patient is truly unique, and this includes their smiles too. Every unique smile also needs a unique plan when it comes to using smile design procedures to achieve that perfect look. For those who may need multiple procedures, Dr. Ajmo’s extensive experience has allowed him to uncover the best combinations to ensure his Palm Beach Gardens, FL patients have that winning smile.
If you’re suffering from discoloration, cracks, crookedness, or other flaws in your teeth, listed below are a few of the common combined procedures that have been the most successful for our patients.
Dental Crowns and Porcelain Veneers
Dental crowns and porcelain veneers are very similar. The truly big difference lies in the amount of porcelain needed to cover the flaws in a smile. Dental crowns can encapsulate the entire tooth in a thick porcelain cover, usually reserved for weakened teeth with significant enamel loss. Porcelain veneers are thinner and require only a little bit of the enamel to be removed for placement. Despite the difference, a combination of both processes can create a seamless and bright smile.
Porcelain Veneers and Teeth Whitening
Not all teeth will require heavy procedures or tooth replacement options, and that’s where a balanced combination of Porcelain Veneers and Teeth Whitening comes in. For teeth that may have mild discoloration, teeth whitening would be recommended, while porcelain veneers would be used for the neighboring teeth that are chipped, damaged or are resistant to the teeth whitening.
Teeth Whitening and Dental Bonding
Teeth whitening and dental bonding are both used for teeth that need a freshen up, rather than a makeover as the veneers and crowns would do. Teeth whitening uses a specialty bleaching gel and bleaching light. Dental bonding is similar to a porcelain veneer, but instead of porcelain, it utilizes composite resin to repair the cracks and flaws in the tooth. However, dental bonding is not as durable as the veneers, and may not be recommended for patients who grind or clench their teeth.